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Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
ONE LOCATION: Breast cancer is known to spread to liver, bones, lung and brain.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience in General Surgery
It can be: Works ok and will reduce tumor burden.
A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Bad sign?: Your mom's physicians have presumably explained to her that her cancer is not curable, and that the amount of time that she has left is unpredictable. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience in Wound care
More info. : Liver cysts are common, are most often benign and usually asymptomatic. Metastasies are usually solid. But given your history you would like to be sur ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Cherullo
23 years experience in Urology
Depends: If the prostate cancer is still responsive to androgen deprivation therapy (adt), which is chemical elimination of testosterone, the patient might hav ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Could Be: You have a known breast ca? Any other mets? Typically, one would expect mets to bone before abdomen. If pathology on both sites is the same then proba ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Canale
29 years experience in Breast Surgery
Depends: A lot of different factors are used to predict prognosis in breast cancer and stage is one. Grade (how similar or different from normal breast tissue ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes: ...In theory, with aggressive multi modality therapy (surgery plus chemo plus radiation +/- hormones +/- herceptin). The risk of relapse is high but y ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Possible: But less than 20% survive 5 years. Depends on where the metastases are and how numerous and size. Solitary liver mets without evidence elsewhere in th ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: NOT "curable" but definitely treatable...Direct perfusion anti-neoplastic drugs for one approach and possible immune therapy on the "horizon" ...A pos ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Cancer out of Origin: Cancer has already gone out of pancreas. One of the typical places it likes to go to is the liver. Disease is now spread beyond the primary site.
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A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Ask the Question?: What would you like to know about liver cancer?
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience in General Surgery
Cancer spread: In later stages of breast cancer, the disease is no longer confined to the breast. When breast cancer is found in bone, brain, lung and/or liver - it ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Distant Spread: Stage IV breast cancer means that the cancer has spread to another organ such as the lungs, liver, or bone. Stage III cancer describes a cancer that ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
Yes: Liver cancer (or hcc) is curable with a liver transplant and in some cases with a partial liver resection surgery (hepatectomy).
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Metatstatic: Metastatic means cancer cells spreading or moving to other sites. Breast cancer cells can spread via lymphatics to lymph nodes. Breast cancer cells ca ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Bad situation: Small cell is a very bad cancer. Stage four is very advanced. Very poor prognosis at best-- usually months only.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Spread: Usually means spead beyond the local regional areas - that is to lungs, liver, brain, bones, etc.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Depends: Lymph nodes are one aspect of evaluation for stage and treatment of breast cancer. It depends on size of breast cancer itself, number of lymph nodes i ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Sometimes: Typical pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma) is sometimes, but only rarely, curable. It is usually diagnosed in an advanced state making cure with surge ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes/no: It's one of the worst cancers and the cure rates are low. It also depends on the stage and location of the tumor. Some early detected cancers with a t ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
20 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Possible: Breast cancer can metastasize. The risk is really dependent on the stage. For a stage i, the risk is.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes, for both: Hepatocellular Carcinoma is commonly treated with Sorafenib which is a type of targeted therapy. This is a good choice of treatment in case you have n ... Read More
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